What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and How Can It Help You??

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Posted January 18, 2022
Samantha O’Reilly
Social Worker

Today’s blog is from one of our amazing social workers Samantha and is about cognitive behavioural therapy.

Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT is a modality of therapy that is often requested by clients when seeking support for their mental health. CBT is an evidence-based approach to working with a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. The concepts and tools used in CBT can be applicable to anyone including, kids, teens, adults and older adults. 

So, what is CBT? CBT is based on the idea that your thoughts, emotions and body sensations are all connected. Which means, what we think affects how we feel (both emotionally and physically) and how we act. 

We can sometimes feel like we get stuckin a loop with negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT provides tools to help us to break the cycle by recognizing and changing our thoughts. It is not about having positive thoughts all the time; it is about having true and helpful thoughts to help us feel and act our best!

If you are interested in learning more or would like to discuss if CBT is right for you, please reach out to book a complimentary phone session. Or if you are ready to get started you can book your first appointment online or by calling or emailing the clinic. We are here for you.